Two Years Without Rain
Description: East Africa is in the grip of a devastating food crisis. Millions of families are facing starvation because of droughts in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. Famine has been declared in parts of conflict-stricken South Sudan.
Oxfam is there with life-saving support, but we urgently need your help to do more.
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23 Mar 2017
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Description: Last year, when a devastating drought struck Ethiopia, EU and World Food Programme (WFP) assistance helped keep millions of people from hunger. Follow Tsion's story about rebuilding lives then and how we need to continue the fight against hunger with a new drought hitting parts of the country again.
#WhatFoodMeans is a new campaign which makes people in Europe aware of how the European Union has enabled the World Food Programme to defeat hunger at a critical time for Ethiopia. It showcases how the right partnerships and interventions can achieve more than saving lives: EU assistance ensures Ethiopian families and refugees living in the country, have access to adequate and nutritious food to keep going. EU assistance also prevents smallholding farmers and pastoralists (nomadic livestock herders) from selling their livestock or losing their income.
Drought is affecting new parts of Ethiopia again this year, putting over 5 million people in need of urgent food assistance. Through Tsion's personal experience, find out how, by working together, lives can be saved.
Video by Project Everyone/WFP/EU
03 Mar 2017
Description: Severe winter conditions in Mongolia, known as Dzud, are threatening the livelihoods of thousands of Mongolian herders in eastern and northern parts of the country. Dzud is caused by the twin impacts of drought in the summer, resulting in insufficient pasture for livestock, and harsh conditions in the winter, including heavy snowfall, storms and extremely low temperatures. By February 2017, over 160,000 people were affected across 17 of Mongolia’s 21 provinces. More than 45,000 animals have perished and many more will die in the coming months.
25 Feb 2017
Description: Climate change and demographic change is threatening food security in Nepal, as men move to the cities and abroad for better opportunities in work and education. A CDKN funded project sought to close the adaptation deficit by improving Nepalese women’s knowledge of climate smart agriculture techniques, improving rainwater collection and introducing new tools to help women sell what their farms produce.
22 Feb 2017
Description: IHP-WINS aims to become a global reference on the water cycle allowing users to create tailor-made maps incorporating information about arid zones, rainfall, transboundary water basins and irrigation, and to monitor and implement the Sustainable Development Goal on water and irrigation (SDG6) with continuous updates and new data.
It is also a platform for inter-disciplinary collaboration and knowledge sharing among water stakeholders, to foster networks.
Find out more at https://en.unesco.org/ihp-wins
08 Feb 2017
Description: Nous avons contribué à un meilleur accès à l’eau potable en milieu rural en collaboration avec le Service National des Points d’Eau (SNAPE). De 2003 à 2016, le SNAPE a ainsi pu réhabiliter et construire des forages d’eau et a contribué à leur gestion pérenne en formant et sensibilisant les communautés.
23 Jan 2017
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16 Jan 2017
Description: In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) food security, malnutrition, struggling health services and frequent natural disasters are just some of the humanitarian and development challenges being tackled by the DPRK Red Cross Society. Through its Integrated Community Development Programme the Red Cross is improving people’s lives and building the resilience of communities across the country .
10 Jan 2017
28 Dec 2016
Description: Agri-Food Systems: Transformations in Food Security is the first of a three-part series of presentations given by USAID Senior Food Security and Nutrition Advisor Jim Oehmke. His remarks were part of the 2016 Agri-Food System Policy for Global Food Security Strategy workshop held December 7 and 8 in Washington, D.C.
Oehmke discusses the complex transformations necessary to move from subsistence to market-based agricultural systems. Transformative processes touch, among others: agricultural production, rural communities, biodiversity, ecologies that can adapt to and mitigate the impact of climate change, rural social systems and employment.
Visit Agrilinks.org to learn more.
22 Dec 2016
Description: Farmers in a village in Herat Province see a boost in their harvests thanks to a rehabilitated irrigation system and by adopting best practices in water usage.
These are some of the positive outcomes of the On-Farm Water Management Project, which undertook the rehabilitation of the village irrigation canal.
The project, implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, works to improve agricultural productivity by enhancing the efficiency of water use. It is supported by a grant from the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund.
Haji Abdul Karim, 57, is a farmer in Khushk-e-Baad-e-Saba village in Enjil district in Herat Province.
The village’s farms are fed by a canal built by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock through the On-Farm Water Management Project (OFWMP).
With support from the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), OFWMP works to improve agricultural productivity in project areas by enhancing the efficiency of water use.
OFWMP has established 59 irrigation associations across western Afghanistan, which have greatly reduced water-related conflict in villages and ensured the proper maintenance of newly built irrigation canals.
The Khushk-e-Baad-e-Saba canal stretches 3,315 meters and benefits more than 300 families. While previously only 75 percent of Haji Abdul Karim's farmland was cultivable, he now farms all of his land.
The canal has increased the village’s arable lands by more than 15 percent, making farming a more viable economic source of livelihood,
and transforming the village into a more prosperous, happier, and greener place.
14 Dec 2016